Oh what a wonderful response I got for the first post from so many gracious bloggers. Thank you my lovelies. Stay blessed.
I am being super generous and penning down all the vintage words that start with a B. 🙂
Word: brabbling (v)
Origin: from Dutch brabbelen, to jabber.
Meaning: To argue loudly about something inconsequential/trivial.
Sentence: “Quit brabbling about whose turn it is to fill the water jug”, shouted the mother.
Oh I have been brabbling for the 29 years of existence on this planet. Dont you sometimes take a sentence, that was said in jest, seriously? For me that’s the most common case. I over think and then I get the verbal diarrhea.
Word: beef-witted (n)
Origin: unknown. However it seems to have orignated in the year 1590’s
Meaning: Someone stupid or dull or to possess the wits of a cow.
Sentence: These days the reality tv is for the beef witted.
Never mind we all behave like one at times and lets not count the number we meet over a life time.
Word: bookwright (n)
Origin: The term ‘Wright’ comes from the circa 700 AD Old English word ‘wryhta’ or ‘wyrhta’, meaning worker or shaper of wood. Later it became any occupational worker. There are many different kinds of wrights.
Meaning: An Author/writer of books.
Sentence: “Anyone can claim o be a bookwright these days”, read the newspapers.
I hope to be one someday. I love to experiment in my kitchen and have some serious concoctions to be proud of. 🙂
Word: belly timber (n)
Origin: In the early 17th century as an everyday term. In old English “timber” meant house. It then graduated to mean material for building the house. Hence the term Belly timber came to define the material that builds the human body.
Sentence: We are packing some delicious and home made belly timber for the pot luck.
Why did we stop using that word? I guess we will never know. 🙂
Word: borborygmus (n) [bawr-buh–rig-muhs]
Origin: Neo-Latin – Greek – borborygmós meaning intestinal rumbling .
Meaning: A rumbling sound made by the movement of gas in the intestine .
Sentence: We are rushing to see a doctor who can help Jaya with the borborygmus.
Oh what a find you have been borborygmus. It happened to me while giving an interview. I had not eaten anything because of all the butterflies in the tummy. It made me red in the face 😛
Hope you loved to read about these facinating words just as much as I did.
More later people.
This post is a part of the A-Z blogging challenge.
I am doing this with the fabulous Marathon Bloggers group.